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Fruit

Definition
noun, plural: fruits
(1) (botany) The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after flowering.
(2) The edible, usually fleshy and sweet smelling part of a plant that may or may not contain seed(s).
(3) The offspring from a sexual union.
Supplement
Classification of fruits based on the arrangement from which they derive:

Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctus, enjoyment, fruit, from past participle of fruī, to enjoy.
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